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28 Aug 2014 ISTANBUL, Turkey
Two of the reservoirs supplying water to Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, have nearly dried up, according to data from the Istanbul Waterworks Authority (İSKİ).İSKİ said the Papuçdere reservoir in the western Büyükçekmece district of the city has only 0.55 percent of its water left, and the Kazandere reservoir's levels have dropped to 9...
14 Aug 2014 ANKARA, Turkey
Turkish Minister for Forestry and Water Veysel Eroglu this week offered reassurances to Istanbul residents who are concerned about potential water shortages in the city due to ongoing drought."We are constructing the Melen reservoir, which will increase Istanbul’s water capacity from 750 million liters to 1 billion cubic meters” by the time it is completed in December 2016, Eroglu told reporters on August 13th...